Toronto has been very Hoth-like of late, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been all that surprised to come across the above in the lunch room today. Could’ve used that nice warm lightsaber while we were shooting in Hamilton last month!
Morning meetings today for episode #106 with director Ron Murphy (or “Murph” as he is affectionately referred to by members of the crew). This one’s going to be an acting tour de force for Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) who’ll be spending the next couple of weekends in training with our stunt coordinator, John Stead, preparing for her very demanding fight sequences.
The gun lock-up!
Hey, check out a recent interview I did with Joe Julians at Idiotbox.com:
“IB: We do have many further Stargate questions we would love to ask at some point but we really want to talk about Dark Matter. First up the obvious question, where did the idea from the show come from?
JM: I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of redemption and wanted to create a show that explored this theme. I wanted it to include elements I’d always been drawn to in the movies, t.v. shows, and books I enjoyed: a team dynamic, a sense of adventure, humor, and a serialized narrative offering continuous set-ups and pay-offs, twists, turns, and surprises. I wanted the pilot, our opening episode, to end on a WTF?! moment that would have viewers counting down the hours to the following week’s episode and so I actually reverse-engineered the original pilot script from its final scene. As we developed the show’s first season, we were always cognizant of working toward those Holy Crap!/WTF?! moments that would cap each episode. And, I’m happy to say, there are some amazing ones to look forward to in season one.”
We talk Dark Matter, Stargate, favorites and, of course, Nathan Fillion.